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Azurite & Malachite

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Azurite & Malachite

Ex Geoff Thomas Collection (Victoria Australia)
Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Burra Copper Mine, South Australia, Australia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.5 × 3.8 × 1.1 cm
Description

Lustrous micro crystals of azurite aesthetically set of by green malachite with some pseudomorphing  of the azurite by malachite occuring. The matrix is a hard quartzite. No damage. A lovely piece from this old copper mining locality.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Azurite

Formula: 
Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Chessy copper mines, Chessy-les-Mines, Le Bois d'Oingt, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France...

Malachite

Formula: 
Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Strunz: 
5.BA.10
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
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